Bexley Pardee

A pair of events next weekend will raise funds for 4-year-old Bexley Pardee, who has two holes in her heart. Courtesy photo

A pair of events scheduled for next weekend will raise funds for a young Bryan girl fighting a serious medical condition.

Mckenzie Pardee, the aunt of 4-year-old Bexley Pardee, said the youngster has been living with a congenital heart defect for her whole life but the family only recently found out about the condition that’s caused Bexley to have two holes in her heart.

“It was completely unexpected,” Mckenzie said.

To assist the family with what she called “horrendous” medical expenses, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21, lunch will be served for a freewill donation at Northwest Federal Credit Union, 234 N. Main St., in Bryan, where Mckenzie works.

The following day, Saturday, June 22, there will be a motorcycle rally and poker run to raise funds.

Jeff Carr helped organize the event and said registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Williams County East Annex building, 1425 E. High St., with kickstands up at noon.

There will also be a hog roast and auction, also at the East Annex.

“We’ve got four brand new tires, an oak Amish rocking chair — we’ve got tons that’s been donated,” he said, noting the two hogs were also donated.

Carr said cars are welcome as well as motorcycles and whoever has the best hand at the end of the poker run will receive $100.

Mckenzie said she hopes to have a big turnout to show support for Bexley.

“She’s always happy, always smiling,” her aunt said. “She’s outgoing and loves to help everybody.”

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